Christopher Manion
Chistopher Manion

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The Two Faces of the Power Party

Don't Blame the Pope!

At Least Clinton Kept Us Safe!

Bush versus Benedict: Delusion Confronts Reality

Bush the Christian

Christopher Manion
From Under the Rubble

Christopher Manon earned a Ph.D. in government from Notre Dame University, and has taught in departments of Politics, Religion, and International Relations at Boston University, the Catholic University of America, and Christendom College. For many years he was the staff director of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, chaired by the late Senator Jesse Helms (R-N.C.).

For 10 years, Christopher Manion was a weekly columnist and contributing editor at The Wanderer newspaper. He has been a contributing editor and music critic for Saturday Review and High Fidelity magazines, and his op-eds and book reviews have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The Journal of Economic Development, the National Catholic Register, and Western Horseman. 

He is on the boards of the American Foreign Policy Council and the Population Research Institute, founded by the late Rev. Paul Marx, and was a founding Fideicomisario (Trustee)  of Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala. He is a Knight of Magistral Grace in the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta. He and his family reside in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia.

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Hear Dr. Christopher Manion's lecture, "Charity Under Fire" presented at a 2009 event of the Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation. This lecture is the basis of a new book which Dr. Manion is writing.

"Charity: (1) Christian love; God's Love for man; Man's love towards God and his fellow man." (Oxford English Dictionary)

As the federal government continues its assault on the family, communities, and Christian morals in general, it proposes in each case a replacement modeled on the benevolent secular state. A most troubling dimension of this attack is the growing and virtually unopposed takeover of voluntary charity by the government. Even the Catholic Church, which historically (and theologically) is the ultimate bulwark against Leviathan, has succumbed; in return for its acquiescence, it now receives billions of taxpayers' dollars each year for its hospitals, schools, and charities. The Church has paid for this federal munificence not only with the usual strings attached to funding, but also with its ominous silence amid the outrages committed by politicians (many of them Catholic) against Catholic morals and Catholic families.

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Archives: From Under the Rubble

2014 Archives

• December 12, 2014 –
Boehner’s Haunted House

• October 29, 2014 –
Progress, Perversion, and Power

• August 19, 2014 –
The August Avalanche

• August 13, 2014 –
A Plea to America’s Bishops

• August 11, 2014 –
The Unholy Alliance

• July 8, 2014 –
The Bureaucrat Liberation Army

• June 25, 2014 –
Frivolity and Fantasy

• June 18, 2014 –
The Party, The Plunderers, and the People

• June 4, 2014 –
Gratitude, Government, and Gall

• May 28, 2014 –
Catholics, Capitalists, and Cronies

• May 22, 2014 –
Perversion’s Progress

• May 12, 2014 –
The GOP’s Liberty Problem

• May 7, 2014 –
Catholics, War, and Unintended Consequences

• May 1, 2014 –
The Persecution Complex

• April 23, 2014 –
Old School Friends

• April 16, 2014 –
Is College Football a Cash Cow or a White Elephant?

• April 9, 2014 –
What Would Republicans Do?

• March 31, 2014 –
Is Education A Social Issue?

• March 24, 2014 –
Race Hustlers Target Paul Ryan

• March 20, 2014 –
Spring Cleaning

• March 12, 2014 –
The Leviathan Goes Rogue

• March 4, 2014 –
The Prophet, the President, and the Pope

• February 26, 2014 –
Whistling Past the Graveyard of Empires

• February 20, 2014 –
Landmines in the Path of Dialogue

• February 13, 2014 –
Get US Out!

• February 5, 2014 –
IL Papa's Not a Rollin' Stone

• January 27, 2014 –
Lessons in Tyranny

• January 21, 2014 –
How Many Holocausts?

• January 16, 2014 –
Defining Conservatism Down

• January 8, 2014 –
Why Can't We Just Leave?

2013 Archives

• December 31, 2013 –
Father Time

• December 27, 2013 –
Cardinals, Ducks, and Quacks

• December 20, 2013 –
Stocking Stuffers

• December 18, 2013 –
Cheering for the Wrong Team

• December 5, 2013 –
Rush To Judgment

• December 2, 2013 –
Hope in the Rearview Mirror

• November 21, 2013 –
The Selective Indignation of the Moralistic Left

• November 13, 2013 –
Dynasty — The Rerun

• November 6, 2013 –
Hail to the Dictators!

• October 30, 2013 –
Hiccups in the Hierarchy

• October 24, 2013 –
The Swagger Factor

• October 15, 2013 –
Progress and Hatred of the Past

• October 8, 2013 –
Words, Words, Words!

• October 1, 2013 –
"No More Yaltas!"

• September 24, 2013 –
Nancy's Blind Spot

• September 17, 2013 –
"Incredibly Small"

• September 9, 2013 –
Here We Go Again

• September 1, 2013 –
Cal Thomas's Learning Curve

• August 29, 2013 –
Big Brother Makes It Personal

• August 22, 2013 –
A Bang and a Whimper

• August 14, 2013 –
Two Views From The Golden Dome

• August 5, 2013 –
Hit The Kill Switch

• July 25, 2013 –
Soma for the Sexually Comatose

• July 23, 2013 –
The Charitable Burden Of Truth

• July 16, 2013 –
Who Killed The Mockingbird?

• July 9, 2013 –
Lapdogs of the Carnal Kennels

• June 28, 2013 –
The Gibbons Legacy

• June 21, 2013 –
Authority And Its Discontents

• June 18, 2013 –
Doublethink, Dictators, and Data Dumps

• June 8, 2013 –
Is There Hope For The GOP?

• May 31, 2013 –
Notre Dame, Obama, And The Death of Dialogue

• May 24, 2013 –
Is The Rule of Law Immoral (Part III)?

• May 17, 2013 –
Is The Rule of Law Immoral (Part II)?

• May 10, 2013 –
Is the Rule of Law Immoral?

• May 6, 2013 –
Happy Birthday, 1913!

• April 24, 2013 –
Howard Phillips, RIP

• April 22, 2013 –
Outrage, Discontent, and Boredom

• April 12, 2013 –
The Cost Of Being Catholic

[This column is excerpted from a talk delivered to members of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta in Washington, D.C., on April 11, 2013 – the Feast of Saint Stanislaus]

• April 2, 2013 –
The Old-Time Religion, Revised

• March 29, 2013 –
Should The Church Abandon
Humanae Vitae?

• March 21, 2013 –
Should Catholics Join The Military?

• March 16, 2013 –
The Return of the Conservative Conscience

• March 7, 2013 –
Saint Benedict XVI?

• February 28, 2013 –
Fireside Reading

• February 22, 2013 –
The Media Catholic Church

• February 14, 2013 –
Benedict's Long View

• February 8, 2013 –
Disasters, Defiance, and Definitions

• February 5, 2013 –
The Clintons: Cause And Effect

• January 26, 2013 –
Hoaxes and Hokum

• January 21, 2013 –
Nominations and Their Discontents

• January 14, 2013 –
The Benign Rendition Meets Reality

• January 7, 2013 –
Cliff Notes

• January 2, 2013 –
The War We Are In

2012 Archives

• December 20, 2012 –
Can You See The Baby?

• December 17, 2012 –
Ruminations Amidst The Ruins

• December 10, 2012 –
Les Faux Femmes

• December 4, 2012 –
A Time For Truth – Beyond Politics

• November 27, 2012 –
Scandals and the Scandalous

• November 18, 2012 –
The Coverup Kid

• November 14, 2012 –
Joe’s Home Run

• November 9, 2012 –
After The Deluge

• November 2, 2012 –
Will Chairman Ryan Go To Hell?

• October 29, 2012 – Progress, Progressives, and Perversion

• October 24, 2012 – Change You Can Believe In

• October 18, 2012 – Tough Times

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